Hi everyone. Just wanted to write a quick post to let you all know I’m alive and well, just really, really, really busy. In case you haven’t been following Australian politics, we’ve recently changed Prime Ministers, which means we’ve had to re-build the campaign almost from the ground up. It also means we don’t know when the election will actually be, since the PM gets to decide election dates and the new one, Kevin Rudd, hasn’t decided yet. We’re campaigning 13+ hours a day– organizing events, writing and testing scripts, training our teams on persuasion and neighborhood team models and layered voter contact, and, most of all, talking to voters–but we don’t know if the election will be in four weeks or four months.
I was invited to stay on longer to continue working on this whirlwind of a campaign, which is why I’m obviously not home yet. I’m doing my best to keep up with Texas politics from afar, and I think a lot of the people I work with are starting to love Wendy Davis almost as much as I do (or getting tired of hearing me talk about her). I’ll be back-mid August with plenty of stories to tell and a lot more listening to do. I’ve been in Australia for almost 3 months, and I’ve never been prouder call Texas home.